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Gouldian Finch

(Erythrura gouldiae)
Alternate name(s): "Purple-breasted Finch", "Painted Finch*"
Size: 13-14 cm
Weight: 12-16 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Gouldian Finch at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Red morphology

ADULT

MALE

Small group of Gouldian Finches, both black-headed and red-headed morphologies, with three immature birds at the left and back (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2012]

Frontal view of a red-morphology male Gouldian Finch in captivity; a female bird can be seen in the background (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

FEMALE

Small group (possibly family) of Gouldian Finches, with a red-headed male, a black-headed female and two immature birds (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2012]

Lateral view of a female Gouldian Finch in captivity (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature Gouldian Finch (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2013]

Black morphology

Small group of Gouldian Finches, both black-headed and red-headed morphologies, with three immature birds at the left and back (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2012]

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Like all other finches known to us, Gouldian Finches feed on seeds.

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